the big little migration
November 2, 2020 6:19 PM Subscribe
Have you ever wondered what British Columbian tadpoles do all day? For the three million of them living in one remote Vancouver Island lake, the first challenge is the morning commute. Each day, they make a daring round trip journey, congregating in dense swarms to migrate from the deeper parts of the lake to their shallow feeding grounds and back again. Those who survive the hungry leeches and other hazards will eventually lose their baby tails and make their own way as full-grown toads. Diver-filmmaker Maxwell Hohn took a break from his scuba gear for this unusually shallow challenge: Documenting the unexpectedly lovely journey of the western toad tadpole.
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